To improve quality of life and promote the responsible way to treat all pets.

...Responsible Pet Care Mission Statement

Welcome to RPC

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills provides a safe and comfortable environment for dogs and cats from Oxford County, Maine that have become lost or have been abandonded.

Responsible Pet Care is a no-kill, non-profit shelter. All of the cats and kittens in our care need permanent homes and are available for adoption. Many of the dogs will be reunited with their owners; but some will require new homes.

Whether you are looking for your lost pet or you want a companion, make Responsible Pet Care the first place you visit.

Your New Best Friend


Picture of Lucy the dog Lucy is a young Dalmation/Hound mix and a very special dog because she is deaf. Lucy is learning her basic commands with hand signals. She is a quick learner and a charming picture when she is sitting pretty. She will need a person that is willing to continue her training in the same way. This young dog is full of energy and loves to play. Because of her hearing disability, the shelter will require that her new home have a fenced in yard.


Picture of Pocahontas the cat Pocahontas is a three-year old cat that is looking for a special person to love her for her whole life; and his name does not have to be John Smith. This beautiful cat is very quiet and may not stand out like some of the more outgoing cats at the shelter. However, if you seek her out and spend some time with her you will come to love her. She is worth the time it takes to get to know her. So, Jean, Joan, John or whatever your name is, Pocahontas is ready to be your princess.
Find more best friends waiting for you.

Friends of RPC

We are forming a task force and need people that want to help plan and work at fund raising events for the shelter. We need planners, organizers, and doers to take positions as committee chairpeople, group leaders, volunteer organizers, and workers. We already have several events per year. We need help with these events and more ideas for future events.

The process starts with an application. When we have received enough applications to proceed there will be an initial meeting. If you are interested in joining the Friends of RPC or you want to learn more about it, please download the application.
Volunteer Task Force Application.

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